On Friday morning, we rented a Suburban, picked up my parents, and headed 4 hours south to Fredericksburg for what has become our annual Christmas vacation. It’s crazy how things change. Last year, I was 9 months pregnant and it snowed while we were there. This year, we have an almost 11 month old and it was 75 degrees.
We always stop half-way in Saledo for lunch and some shopping.
In front of one store, they had a ton of concrete pigs lined up, which Smith thought was hysterical.
petting a pig
That night, we ate at our favorite Fredericksburg restaurant, The Brewery. If you read this post, you can hear all about my love affair with German food :). Maybe one day, I can visit my sweet friend Aubrey at her house and have more of the authentic thing.
My mom insisted I photograph this…you see, Kensington likes to eat the peanut butter out of her Ritz Crackers. Well…I’m not going to just waste the crackers…
…I give them to this little guy and he gobbles them up :). I’m being resourceful here!
Kensington loves riding the horse in front of the German bakery.
The reason we always come down this particular weekend is because of the Christmas parade and festival. Here is Kensington watching the parade go by. If you want small town USA, Fredericksburg at Christmas is your town.
Lovie and Papa Jay with their grandkids watching the parade go by.
The 3 of us in our Christmas shirts :).
Lunch at the Peach Tree Tea Room. This is my buddy Jared New’s favorite restaurant :).
Do you see what he’s eating?
We went back to the bakery (of course) the next night and little Smith wanted to ride the horse too.
After we left the bakery, we headed to the candy store (why not) so that Lovie could buy Kensington some candy. Andrew gave me a hard time because as I waited for my mom to figure out how to load Pez candy, my dad and I bought some chocolate to eat pre-dessert (we had just been to the bakery, remember?).
We always have fun traveling with my mom and dad. Whether near or far, we have the BEST time. If you ever want to get away to a quaint little German town in the heart of Texas, Fredericksburg is the place to go.